Camilla Wicks (1928 – 2020)

American-born Camilla Dolores Wicks was a child prodigy violinist of Norwegian extraction, who trained at the Julliard School. She was particularly well-known in the 1950s (she played in Britain in 1950). Her repertoire included all the standard works but also more modern pieces by Bloch, Milhaud, Dohnanyi and Villa Lobos. She was hailed for her interpretation of the Sibelius concerti; acclaimed violinist Isaac Stern said she was “the greatest violinist”.

 

Philip L. Scowcroft

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